(908) 354-6060 ext. 7220


Temporarily closed to public access.


Due to Covid-19, the Local History Room and Microfilm Collection are only available through Remote Research. For Remote Research requests, please follow the instructions detailed on the Remote Research Request Form. All Remote Research Request fees are being waived at this time.

For more information contact the Local History Room at or by calling 908-354-6060 x7220.



The  Local History and Special Collections Department is dedicated to preserving the history of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and its residents. Many Collections in Local History have been enhanced by donations from Elizabeth residents and their descendants from all over the country. The Elizabeth Local History and Special Collections Department accepts donations of books, yearbooks, photographs, maps, postcards, documents and other artifacts or memorabilia. We also accept monetary donations to support projects and the preservation of materials.

If you are interested in making a donation to enhance our local history department, please contact the Elizabeth Local History and Special Collections Department at 908-354-6060, ext.7220.
You may also e-mail us at . 


Upcoming Events:


Rules of the Local History Room

Research and Appointment Request Form

Deed of Gift Form

Photographic Reproduction Policy


For permissions to publish and for the reproduction use fee schedule, contact the Local History Room directly.


B&W Photocopies 10 cents per page
Color Photocopies 25 cents per page
Computer Printouts

B&W: 10 cents per page

Color: 25 cents per page

Microfilm Printouts 15 cents per page